Abstract

This paper describes the development and ongoing validation of the ANAM-sports medicine battery (ASMB) for use in concussion surveillance and management. A review of previous research utilizing the ASMB highlights current issues in concussion surveillance including: tracking cognitive recovery, effect of previous concussion history on acute concussion presentation, and clinical decision making using computerized measures. ASMB interpretation using reliable change indices or impairment indices is highlighted. Future development of the ASMB is discussed as it relates to interpretation of ASMB, development of appropriate norms, and defining adequate baseline assessment. This includes the definition of practice effects, the effects of maturation on test performance and definition of adequate baseline assessment that clearly defines a subject's normal cognitive performance level. ASMB is ready for cautious introduction into clinical practice for use by neuropsychologists with experience in both sports concussion and computerized testing.